FTCA and the End of the Federal PHE
In their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many health centers changed the way they provided care to their patients and their communities. From providing services through telehealth to opening new temporary sites and offering a broader community response, health centers enjoyed certain flexibilities under the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s (BPHC’s) "Determination of Coverage for COVID-19-Related Activities by Health Center Providers under 42 U.S.C. § 233(g)(1)(B) and (C)" and other guidance documents published by the BPHC. For health centers that are deemed pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), it is essential to carefully consider which telehealth activities will be covered by FTCA.
Now that the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) appears to be coming to an end, there are several key areas of risk for ongoing FTCA coverage for some of the activities performed by health centers during the PHE, particularly with regard to visits with non-health center patients, both face to face and through telehealth. An understanding of the FTCA statute, regulations, and guidance is essential to navigate and reduce such risk.
On this webinar, we will explore possible changes to FTCA coverage upon the end of the PHE, incorporating lessons learned from prior FTCA litigation and HRSA’s latest informal guidance. This webinar will further describe how you can best ensure malpractice liability protection for your health center and staff members, both in regard to the provision of services that specifically respond to emergencies and in regard to providing general in-scope services remotely.
- Medical Directors; Risk Managers
- Compliance Officers
- CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CFOs
- Grants Managers
- Human Resources Managers and staff
- Anyone who works on deeming applications
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Discuss which COVID-19-related activities and populations will no longer be covered
- Assess how the expiration of the PHE impacts FTCA coverage
- Identify the Principles of FTCA coverage, including coverage for volunteers, and discuss common pitfalls and potential liabilities and risks for your health center
Marty has dedicated his entire career to serving the needs of health centers both inside government and out. From 1998 through 2004, Marty directed the Health Center Federal Tort Claims Act medical malpractice program, writing much of the policy that is in effect today. Marty Bree has more than thirty years of experience working with health centers and the FTCA Program. [Full Bio]
A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]
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- Prerequisites: None
- Target Audience: Medical Directors; Risk Managers; Compliance Officers; CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CFOs; Grants Managers; Human Resources Managers and Staff; and anyone who works on deeming applications
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- Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
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